Synonyms of cruelty


1. cruelty, inhuman treatment, maltreatment, ill-treatment, ill-usage, abuse

usage: a cruel act; a deliberate infliction of pain and suffering

2. cruelty, mercilessness, pitilessness, ruthlessness, heartlessness, coldheartedness, hardheartedness

usage: feelings of extreme heartlessness

3. cruelty, cruelness, harshness, malevolence, malevolency, malice

usage: the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance

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